Children's Franchises are Growing Up Fast

Running a business that has a positive impact on future generations can be a rewarding and fun experience.

Children's franchises are rapidly expanding across the US.

With 209 franchise systems, there are several great business opportunities that fit your investment range.
With modern concerns about children’s safety, activities, development and education, parents are relying more heavily on these services for support, creating excellent opportunities to own a business in this industry. Children's Services franchises encompass a variety of unique businesses, offering services geared to children and young adults. Popular franchises in this sector focus on Arts and Enrichment, Clothing and Toys, Daycare, Educational Services, and Sports and Fitness.
Sector Report
Sample research stats taken from our data in the Children's Services sector
Initial Investment

What does it cost to get into the Children's Services sector?

The average investment in the Children's Services sector is $498,202. But, that doesn’t tell the whole story. There's a striking difference between the average and median.

Of all Children's Services franchises, 104 have an investment lower than $171,150. The average initial investment is skewed because the most expensive franchise in this sector is $5,634,250.

When looking at franchise opportunities make sure you examine brands within your investment range. Search below for Children's Services investments that fit your financial criteria. If you're not sure what you can afford, fill out our Franchise Affordability Calculator.

Initial Investment
$5,634,250 Highest
$10,150 Lowest
Figure 1: Initial Investment required for a franchise in the Children's Services sector
Financial Transparency
Provides Item 19 Data
Figure 2: 54% of franchises in this sector have Item 19 in their FDD.
Discloses Expense Data
Figure 3: Of franchises with an Item 19, 37% disclose expense data

How much can I make in the Children's Services sector?

How much money you can make from a Children's Services franchise depends on several factors, including location and demand for your services.

One way to predict your profit potential is to evaluate the financial performance representations provided by a franchisor in Item 19 of their Franchise Disclosure Document. Franchisors are not required to disclose this information, some are more transparent than others.

In the Children's Services sector, 54% disclose a financial performance representation. Of those, only 37% disclose some type of expense data on its franchisee operations.

Unlock our Children's Services Sector Report to learn which franchises are profitable.

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Why buy a Children's Services franchise?
The Children's Services sector is becoming more popular in the US, partly because school districts that are strapped for funding are cutting back on available after-school programs. There's a growing variety of franchise businesses that are filling the void. This market is strong and expanding in several states.
  • It's a growing sector with several open territories available.
  • Excellent profit potential. Parents are eager to invest money in their children for services many schools don't provide.
  • Wide range of low-cost and home-based options available, which makes it easy to invest.
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Are you an ideal candidate?
The most successful candidates in this franchise sector include people with an educational or creative arts background, or "empty-nesters" who have tenured parental experience. You need to enjoy working with children and providing services to young people.
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